Tag Archives: Mainstream Media

Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte :
Ferguson: Living through the replay

We seem repeatedly surprised by the anger generated by educational inequity, vanished jobs, income disparities, lost affordable housing, and racial and ethnic profiling. By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2014 Like many other Americans, … finish reading Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte :
Ferguson: Living through the replay

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Murray Polner :
MEDIA | A very very loud silence

How is it that for 11 long days of the Gaza War, the New York Times editorial board chose to remain voiceless? By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | July 23, 2014 Respect them or not, it is undeniable … finish reading Murray Polner :
MEDIA | A very very loud silence

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Jack A. Smith :
What really happened in Ukraine?

Nothing quite like this move on the geopolitical chessboard has happened since the U.S. became the world’s single superpower over two decades ago. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | April 3, 2014 “The West must understand that, … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
What really happened in Ukraine?

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Robert Jensen : The Collapse of Journalism

Graphic treatment by James Retherford / The Rag Blog. The collapse of journalism and the journalism of collapse:From royal, to prophetic, to apocalyptic When we strip away supernatural claims and delusions of grandeur, we can understand the prophetic as the calling … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Collapse of Journalism

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Anne Lewis : Corporate Crime Scene in West, Texas

Putting on the makeup. Television reporter on the scene at the fertilizer plant explosion in West Texas, Thursday, April 18, 2013. Photo by Patrick Bresnan / The Rag Blog. Getting the picture: Corporate crime scene in West, Texas How do … finish reading Anne Lewis : Corporate Crime Scene in West, Texas

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Documentary Filmmakers Doug Hecker and Christopher Oscar Dish on ‘Junk Food News’

Documentary filmmakers Christopher Oscar, left, and Doug Hecker. Doug Hecker and Christopher Oscar:Documentary filmmakers on media,civil liberties, and ‘Project Censored‘ “The corporate rules are simple: tell the news the way you’re told to tell the news or ratings will decline … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Documentary Filmmakers Doug Hecker and Christopher Oscar Dish on ‘Junk Food News’

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James McEnteer : How Mass Media Enable the Zombie Apocalypse

Zombies from Shaun of the Dead. Image from TheModerateVoice. What if the dead stop staying dead?How mass media enable the Zombie Apocalypse When Mitt Romney rose from the grave of his own hypocrisy and insular privilege to oppose Barack Obama, … finish reading James McEnteer : How Mass Media Enable the Zombie Apocalypse

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Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’? / 2

Photo by Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images./ Foreign Policy. The ‘new normal’? The Imperial Presidency / 2 “You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?” — Talking Heads (“Once in a Lifetime”) By Jim Turpin | … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’? / 2

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Harry Targ : The Campaign Against Social Security

Rep. Paul Ryan talks to media April 1, 2008, about his budget plan. Ryan wants to privatize Social Security. Photo by AP.The media relaunches the campaign against social security The addition of Congressman Paul Ryan to the Romney ticket is … finish reading Harry Targ : The Campaign Against Social Security

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Bruce Melton : The Climate Change Awareness Drought is Over / 2

Photos by Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog.The Climate Change awareness drought is overPart Two: Voices tell us ‘the warmists are dead’ Which side is biased and how do we tell with all the noise in the media? By Bruce Melton … finish reading Bruce Melton : The Climate Change Awareness Drought is Over / 2

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James McEnteer : How Intolerance Is Poisoning the Well

Art by Alice Brickner / Getty / Big Questions Online.Deadly discourse:How intolerance poisons our well Most public ‘discussion’ consists of one side lobbing insults at the other from across an unbridgeable divide. There is little genuine give and take. By … finish reading James McEnteer : How Intolerance Is Poisoning the Well

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BOOKS / Leslie Griffith : Dan Rather’s ‘Rather Outspoken’

Dan Rather is Rather Outspoken Reporters had best be careful when they set about the business of digging up news. Dan Rather’s unsettling ‘push under the bus’ is an instructive case in point. By Leslie Griffith / Reader Supported News … finish reading BOOKS / Leslie Griffith : Dan Rather’s ‘Rather Outspoken’

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